Thursday, September 24, 2015
I just picked up this tank in the navy blue shade, and am deeply in love. It's perfectly cut on top, and the hem adds just the right amount of coverage without being too long. And it's on sale!
My man Ryan Adams covered T. Swift's 1989, and his version of 'Bad Blood' is way better than the original. And shoutout to my sister-in-law, who turned me onto Andra Day. 'Rise Up' is so, so good!
Hein brought Rosie Revere, Engineer for the kids on her last visit, and I have yet to read it to August without tearing up. It's a really wonderful story about a young girl who hides her handmade gizmos until her Great-great-aunt Rosie (the Riveter) tells her that failures are not the end of a story. The line, 'Before it crashed, Rosie, before that...it flew!' gets me. I promise it's not a sad story! I just think of how scared of failure I was as a kid, and love that message of 'keep on keeping on' for kids.
This facial oil from Boots smells absolutely divine. It's so much lighter than the Cetaphil I'd been using for my pregnancy and nursing dry skin, and JP comments on the scent every. single. night. (You can also find it at Target.)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
This post is written almost exclusively for my wonderful Grandma in North Carolina, who suggested I read this book years ago. I wrote it down on my 'To Read' list, and finally got around to it! GINC, I do always take your suggestions to heart, though it takes me a while to get to them sometimes! You did good with this one. I had a very hard time putting it down at bedtime.
At first glance, this novel appears to be about just another secretary working in NYC in the 1920s. Rose is one of three typists who takes down the confessions of criminals at a precinct, and, though in her mid-20s, she is a stickler for the rules. Her worldview is turned upside down when Odalie walks though the doors of her office to take over a fourth typist position. Orally is everything Rose is not: glamorous, flirtatious, wealthy, and self-possesed. The two strike up a friendship that threatens Rose's job, her lifestyle, and even her freedom.
The last page of this book gave me chills. It was so striking! Although the foreshadowing can be a bit heavy-handed, I'll chalk it up to Rose being overly dramatic. This book has a lot going for it: an unreliable narrator, the fertile setting of NYC at a time when women were becoming more liberated, the mystery of where Odalie actually came from. Rindell wrote a great mystery. A great book to snuggle up with on a fall day...
Friday, September 18, 2015
Sidenote: can you believe that little face?! He is just so perfect.
We then proceeded to Firehouse Subs for lunch with two double strollers, three toddlers, two babies, and three exhausted women. The guys behind the counter were really psyched to see us.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Could that sentence have been put any more awkwardly?
Oh, and Bash has his first tooth! He cut it while on vacation in Florida, so that was super fun, but he loves to show it off with lots of big smiles and laughs for whoever will look at him.